11 June 2015
On Macedonian Matters is the title of a new book edited by Professor Victor Friedman (University of Chicago) and Dr. Jim Hlavac (Monash University) that was recently released by the international academic publishing house: Verlag Otto Sagner. The book contains 15 chapters written by various scholars from a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. These texts emerged from discussions at an international scholarly conference which was facilitated by the Australian Macedonian Human Rights Committee (AMHRC) at Monash University in 2013.
The focus is on modern Macedonian history, as the subtitle of the book indicates: From the Partition and Annexation of Macedonia in 1913 to the Present. From the publisher's blurb, we learn that a common theme running through the book is a concern about the subjection of the Republic of Macedonia to "blockade politics" and an "absence of respect and recognition for Macedonian language, nationality and ethnicity".
The AMHRC will host the Australian launch of the book in Melbourne on Wednesday 24 June, 7.00pm at Franceska's Bar - 222 High St. Northcote. Co-editor of the book, Dr. Jim Hlavac, along with other chapter authors, will be present to discuss the significance of this new publication. Entry is free and all are welcome. Please confirm your attendance by emailing the AMHRC: firstname.lastname@example.org
Copies of the book will be available for purchase on the night of the launch, though it would be wise to reserve a copy for purchase in advance of the launch, by emailing the AMHRC, as availability is limited.
Indeed, those of you who want to purchase a copy of the book but cannot attend the launch, because you do not live in Melbourne or any other reason, the book can be ordered from the AMHRC website by clicking here.
For an alternative method of purchasing the book, please email the AMHRC. The book is selling very rapidly and we are likely to be soon sold out of stock.